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Thursday, January 23, 2020


Monday, December 23, 2019 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

‘No tax increase’ budget approved

Upper Milford Township Supervisors gave the final approval Dec. 5 for the 2020 budget of $2,699,993.42 to meet the upcoming year’s expenses. In a response to a question from the audience, Secretary Treasurer Jessi O’Donald, assured attendees this is a “no tax increase” budget.

During the meeting, supervisors approved disbursements for $34,478.18.

Supervisors also approved a waiver for well isolation distance for a property on Garden Alley. A deed of dedication for Lenape Lane and Lenni Circle was also approved.


Monday, December 23, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

3P Holdings, Jaindl Commercial Park discussed

The Dec. 10 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission involved projects from Jaindl Properties and 3P Holdings LLC.

The meeting was also Vice Chair Maury Robert’s final meeting with the planning commission. After serving on the planning commission for 32 years, Robert will join the Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners, which he was elected to, in January, 2020.


Monday, December 23, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Residence destroyed by windswept fire

With firefighters hampered by its remote location, overgrown trees and vegetation and copious yard debris, a windswept fire destroyed an Upper Milford residence in the 7000 block of Chestnut Street early Dec. 18.

One firefighter at the scene remarked the fire “had such a head start the home was ‘doomed’ before we got here.”

Thick black smoke from the fire was visible along Route 100 for miles.

Cetronia Ambulance offers apprenticeships

Monday, December 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps has designed a four-year program to create a career pathway for unemployed and underemployed Lehigh Valley residents to become paramedics.

The apprentices initially work for six months as nonemergency paratransit drivers to learn customer service skills and the geographic location of hospitals and health care facilities.

During this time, they take a noncredit emergency medical technical course at Lehigh Carbon Community College and prepare for national EMT certification tests.

Lehigh Valley Press reporter peeks into the life of EMT, paramedic

Monday, December 23, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance offers ‘Go for a Ride’ program

Cetronia Ambulance Corps recently offered the Lehigh Valley Press a chance to participate in the “Go for a Ride” program.

Reporters who took part experienced a day in the life of a Cetronia paramedic and emergency medical technician.

After receiving a tour of the ambulance and learning about some of the equipment from Cetronia Paramedic Austin Carpenter and EMT Robert Owen, this reporter, Carpenter and Owen were off to our first call — a patient with abdominal pains, who was transported to a local hospital.


Monday, December 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

In the Lower Macungie column in the Dec. 18 edition of The Press, we noted the Lower Macungie Senior Citizens Club meets noon Jan. 6 and 20, 2020 at the community center. After a business meeting, members play bingo or card games. The club actually meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The president has indicated the next meeting will be Jan. 21, 2020. The Press apologizes for the error.